The delicate and the powerful collide when percussion meets experimental electronics in an immersive collection of solo works performed by Western Australia percussionist Louise Devenish.
The sparkling sound world of glockenspiel and vibraphone and the deep resonance of gongs are extended by electronic processing, samples and sub woofers in a collection of works by Andrián Pertout, Stuart James, Cat Hope and Kate Moore. This collection of sparkling and resonant Australian works for metallic percussion is complemented by interactive visual projection mapping on the instruments by New York based artist Ross Karre.
Louise Devenish’s music for percussion and electronics national tour is presented by Tura as part of the Tura National Program.
ANDRIÁN PERTOUT | Exposiciones (2007)
for glockenspiel and fixed media
STUART JAMES | Kinabuhi | Kamatayon (2015)
for Balinese bossed gongs and electronic processing
CAT HOPE | Tone Being (2016)
for tam-tam and subwoofer
KATE MOORE | Coral Speak (2016)
for vibraphone and stereo tracks
Louise Devenish is an accomplished musician and whose artistic practice blends contemporary percussion performance, research and education. Noted for her ‘breathtakingly deft delivery and sculptor-like attention to detail,’ she regularly performs throughout Australasia, Europe, North America and the UK as a soloist and with ensembles including Decibel New Music and Speak Percussion.
Louise Devenish’s album music for percussion and electronics, was developed from three instalments of Devenish’s solo recital series Music for One Percussionist. This release showcases a range of current approaches to contemporary percussion music through the realisation of new and existing repertoire by Australian artists.
Of the thirteen works presented in the recital series between 2014 and 2016, four appear on this recording; works by esteemed composers Andrián Pertout, Stuart James, Cat Hope and Kate Moore. Each of these award-winning composers have made significant contributions to contemporary music, and the works presented on this disc are no exception.
Out on the Tall Poppies label, the album will be available for purchase at the tour events or through Tall Poppies.
Louise Devenish’s national tour is presented by Tura New Music, supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, in association with Lotterywest and The Australian Government through the Australia Council, and acknowledges the support of Monash University, South Australia’s History Festival, The University of Western Australia, Soundstream and Jugglers Art Space.